According to Dr. David Ludwig, the director of the New Balance Foundation Obesity Prevention Center at Boston Children’s Hospital, “sugar consumed in fruit is not linked to any adverse health effects, no matter how much you eat.” He continues that fresh, whole fruits (sorry, we’re not talking about the artificial flavoring) “contain a bounty of antioxidants and healthful nutrients, and their cellular scaffolding, made of fiber, makes us feel full and provides other metabolic benefits.” In other words, fruit is healthy, which means you can have your dessert, guilt-free.